Lama is a 52-year-old married woman with 10 children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro, taamu, yams, bananas, etc., to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than four years.
Lama has requested a loan to buy chemicals, bush knives, weed sprayer, etc. She has been a member of SBPD since 2008. With her profits, she hopes to build a new house for her family.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.